Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Morse and the Mustache

With the short, four-episode sixth season of ITV’s Endeavour set to debut in the UK on Sunday, February 10, a one-minute trailer has surfaced online. It doesn’t give too many clues as to where this prequel to the Inspector Morse series, starring Shaun Evans and Roger Allam, might be headed in 2019. But Radio Times offers this bit:
A glance at the first picture of Endeavour series six … reveals at least one major change for the new series—you don’t have to be eagle-eyed to spot Shaun Evans’ significant facial furniture, perhaps signifying the move towards the 1970s (the new series is set in 1969).

Naturally, DC [George] Fancy’s death looms over the characters as [DI Fred] Thursday adjusts to working with new boss DI Ronnie Box (Simon Harrison) and junior DS Alan Jago (Richard Riddell). Meanwhile, Thursday’s daughter Joan (whom Endeavour is in love with [and who is portrayed by Sara Vickers]) is training to work in social services in Oxford under the mentorship of new boss Viv Wall (Alison Newman).
While its fast-rolling clips are promising, the very best thing about this trailer may be its background song: 1968’s “The Windmills of Your Mind,” with music by the recently deceased French composer Michel Legrand and lyrics written by Americans Alan and Marilyn Bergman. That same song was used in the 1999 remake of The Thomas Crown Affair. Click here to listen to Noel Harrison’s version.

There’s no word yet on when Endeavour will return to PBS-TV’s Masterpiece Mystery! series in the States. Let’s hope it’s soon.

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